You may be wondering why I’m posting a homemade fake snow recipe in August, but why not?
My 4-year old has been asking when it is going to snow EVERY SINGLE DAY since the last snowfall in March. I’m sure he’s the only one that misses snow in the summer, but I thought it would make for a fun summer activity!
However, you can make snow anytime of the year– especially in the winter and especially when it doesn’t snow where you are from!
Fair warning: It was messy. I’m sure it doesn’t have to be super messy depending on the type of child you have and how you organize it.
But it was a little messier than I hoped for, and we did the activity outside because… summer.
Below is the recipe for homemade snow for a fun toddler or kid activity on a chilly winter day or a hot summer day!
Fake Snow Recipe for Toddler Play
4 cups baking soda
1 cup conditioner, white conditioner preferable
Combine 4 cups baking soda to 1 cup conditioner and mix together. I put in a baking pan with a tablecloth underneath, but you could put it in whatever.
We used a construction truck for the snow as well as ice cream scoop, measuring cups, and cookie cutters. The ice cream scoop and truck were most popular!
My son kept wanting to “make more” so our measurements may be off a little since we kept eyeballing and adding more until we rand out of baking soda!
We got about an hour of fun from the activity, but it was a messy one. I’m glad we were outside for this.
I had a tablecloth down on our table, but the “snow” got all over clothes and then my kids quickly walked in the house and got all over the floor… and it was a little messier than I hoped for.
But, I may still do the activity again, just might strip the kids for it and plan accordingly. I think if I mixed it myself instead of the kids, it may of cut down on some mess as well.
We still had fun with this activity because who doesn’t love snow in the summer or anytime really?
Have you made snow for kids before? How did it go? Was it as messy as mine or did I just do it wrong?
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